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London Olympics Security

London Calls Out the Troops

Donald Cohen | Posted 09.12.2012 | Business
Donald Cohen

The private global security giant, G4S, hired to guard the games failed to meet their hiring targets. The British government has stepped in and called up 3,500 troops to fill in. It's yet another example of public contracting gone bad.

British Spy Agencies Under Pressure

AP | DAVID STRINGER | Posted 09.11.2012 | World

LONDON — Britain's spies were wrong-footed by the spread of unrest during the Arab Spring and failed to predict the dramatic uprisings that swep...

Don't Want Missiles On Your Roof? Too Bad.

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 07.11.2012 | World

LONDON -- It has been a tough few months at the pockmarked concrete high-rise known as Fred Wigg Tower. First there was the fire, which left dozens te...

London Olympics Security: 'Sonic Weapon' To Be Used

AP | Posted 05.12.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- Britain's Defense Ministry says an acoustic device that can be used as a "sonic weapon" will be deployed during the London Olympics. The mi...

Online Date Leads To Arrest In London Olympics Scam

AP | Posted 01.31.2012 | Crime

LONDON -- London police said Tuesday they have arrested a man on suspicion of fraud after he allegedly duped an American woman into handing over tens ...

2012 Olympics Pose Biggest Security Risk In Decades

AP | DAVID STRINGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

LONDON — London faces the largest security challenge since World War II when it hosts the 2012 Olympics, British security minister Alan West sai...